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The Iron Capital Blog: Perspective


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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • March 31, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

I’m sure everyone is aware by now that we have some new voting laws in Georgia. This “conversation” is a great example of everything wrong with our political discourse today. I have no position on this bill either way; for me, the larger issue is our level of discourse.


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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • February 25, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

What Should Be the Minimum?

Paraphrasing Milton Friedman: If one actually cares about people, then she must care about results. So, what would the result of a nationwide $15 minimum wage actually be?


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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • February 10, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

The Client is Not Always Right

I believe Milton Friedman put it best when he said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”


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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • January 8, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

Actions Have Consequences

Wednesday was one of the saddest days in our history, yet the market sluffed it off. The lesson: actions have consequences. Right is right and wrong is wrong and we all know it when we see it. If we want things to change, then it has to start with us.


  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • December 8, 2020
  • Chuck Osborne

Education

Principle should guide our views, not the color of our uniform. If one’s political opponent happens to agree with her, then that is cause to celebrate, not to disagree for the sake of being disagreeable.